Dec 3, 2019
A one-of-a-kind approach to community gardening pulls out the stops on community building. Richard Mee and a few fellow community garden advocates wanted to take the “my” out of community gardening and make it “ours.” They charted new territory in their effort to launch the Westside Community Garden in Colorado Springs.
Building community was as important to the group as growing food, so they strived to make it truly community run. This cooperative concept builds community, educates gardeners, eases vacation absences, and provides a higher probability of success.
Photos of Westside Community Garden
Explanation of how the garden is run
Application to join the garden
This episode was recorded at the October Green Drinks event hosted by the Green Cities Coalition. The Green Cities Coalition communicates the promise of embracing sustainable actions in our environment and with one another. We strive to collaborate in positive ways and create partnerships with other people and organizations inside and outside of the sustainability community.
Ultimately, our goal is to celebrate with you the achievements of those who contribute to the preservation and health of our local natural and human environments. We invite you to Communicate, Collaborate and Celebrate all things sustainable with us!
UPCOMING ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS:
Sustainability in Progress
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
7:30 to 9:00 am
Ivywild School - Wildcat Room
Coffee and pastries provided
The following environment/sustainability organizations in the Pikes Peak region collaborate to produce the Peak Environment podcast about environmental stewardship, sustainable living and enlightened public policy in the Pikes Peak Region.
Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future
Pikes Peak Environmental Forum
Pikes Peak Library District Green Team
Pikes Peak Group of Sierra Club
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